Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderA good American civil war era Colt Army model 1860 percussion revolver.Good condition. Ref 1518.
A good American civil war era Colt Army model 1860 percussion revolver. The 8 inch barrel engraved with the makers name " Address Col Saml. Colt New York U.S. America." The cylinder is marked "Colts patent with matching serial number 7513". These iconic revolvers were carried by both sides during the American Civil War circa 1861-1865. The Colt Army 1860 revolver was used by John Mosby (a Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, he commanded the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, also known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders). In one of the many raids on Fairfax, Virginia the Confederate commander's most famous exploit occurred during March 1863. Posing as couriers, Mosby and his men broke into Union General Edwin Stoughton's house and demanded the general's orderly to take them to Stoughton's bedroom. Aroused from his sleep a startled and outraged Stoughton awoke to the question, "General, have you ever heard of Mosby?" "Yes," answered the general. "Have you captured him?" "No," came the reply, "but he has captured you." The raiders also captured a number of horses. When informed of the incident, President Lincoln reportedly replied sadly, "I can always make more generals, but I cannot make more horses". Overall length 14 inches. Action in good working order. In good condition showing some signs of genuine use. A true civil war era percussion revolver. Ref 1518....Read full description
MakeA good American civil war era Colt Army model 1860 percussion revolver.
ModelGood condition. Ref 1518.
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